Want to make a movie? It's easy with Movavi Video Editor

Windows version
Mac version

How to Make a Home Movie in 4 Easy Steps

Do you have a load of video clips captured on your mobile device or camcorder? We can help you turn them into a spectacular movie in just five simple steps! Get Movavi Video Editor and take advantage of the best video editing tools developed for making beautiful films from basic videos and photos!

Here are the four steps to make your own movie.

Download Windows versionDownload Mac version

Step 1: Install Movavi Video Editor

To install our movie maker on your computer just download the program installation file, then run it and follow the installation instructions.

Step 2: Add Media Files

Launch our movie making software and add the files you want to use in your film by clicking the Add Media Files button. The media files you’ve uploaded will be automatically added on the Timeline at the bottom of the program’s window. You can change the order of the files by dragging them around in the program’s working area.

To make an inviting opening for your movie, add an animated clip or motion background from our stock video footage collection (hit the Add Stock Video button, or simply follow the link).

Step 3: Add Transitions, Music and Titles

To add fades, open the Transitions tab. Choose the transitions you like and drag and drop them on the Timeline between your video clips. For more information, refer to the article about adding transitions to video clip.

To add music to the video, click Add Media Files and upload a piece of music of your choice. The audio file will be added on a separate Audio Track on the Timeline.

Click the Titles button, select the title type you like, and drag its icon to the Timeline. All the titles will be added on the Titles Track. You can stretch them over the whole track to have the titles appear during the whole movie, or just over a part of it. Double-click on a title to customize the font, size, color and other parameters. Learn more about adding titles to a video.

Step 4: Export Your Movie

To prepare the movie for your audience, click the Export button and choose one of the options form the tabs in the upper part of the pop-up window: you can export your video for mobile devices, prepare it for uploading to YouTube or other websites, etc. Finally, to save your video on your hard drive click Start.

That’s all there is to it! In four simple steps, you’ve learned how to make your own movies using our amazing Movavi Video Editor. Just use video from video clips you have shot, add your favorite music, and enjoy your movie.

See what else you can do with Movavi Video Editor:

Video Editor

  • Edit video on the timeline
  • Add titles, music, logo
  • Capture TV, webcam, VHS
More about Windows version
More about Mac version
Download for Windows Download for Mac
Page loaded...